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There are a million and one ways that anyone can support the Black community, and purchasing items from Black-owned shops is one of the simplest and easiest ways to do it. And it’s especially easy when said shops sell home decor items as beautiful as those listed below. 

From stunning, candy-coated glassware to beautiful, handmade ceramics, the following retailers are full of gorgeous items that will enhance any and every aesthetic. 

 

Ceramic Meltdown

Helmed by Brooklyn-based ceramic artist, Kyle Scott Lee, Ceramic Meltdown is your one-stop-shop for unique, handmade (and often hand-painted) vases. In addition to being

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Just like pretty much everything else in 2020, this year’s Pride celebrations look a little different than they usually do thanks to the pandemic, but that definitely doesn’t mean you can’t support the LGBTQ+ community in all sorts of creative ways. 

Given that we’re major interior design enthusiasts over here, one of our favorite ways to safely show solidarity and support is by investing in home decor products that are not only Pride-themed but also donate portions of the proceeds to The Trevor Project, the largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ+ youth. 

From gorgeous, sweet-smelling candles from

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While it goes without saying that having a baby is very exciting, it’s also quite overwhelming for most, particularly for new parents. Given that there are boundless logistics and costs to consider, it can be tough to find enough time to contemplate the style and design of the nursery, even for the most design-savvy parents. 

You can always keep things simple and lean on the traditional hues associated with boys and girls to inform your nursery design, but maybe you want to think outside of the pink-and-blue box to create a more gender-neutral space for your little. If so, then the following tips will make it a

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The warm weather of summer brings many of us out to our patios to enjoy al fresco dinners, barbecue lunches, and other fun in the sun. But due to the patio being a largely seasonal space, it tends to get neglected during the rainy and cool months, which can result in a not-so-inviting atmosphere once the good weather hits. 

If your patio could use a little TLC, but you’re not quite sure where to start, then find all the inspiration you need from these stunning patio designs on Instagram. 

 

Rattan furniture is great for outdoor spaces because it can withstand the elements while its organic style

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Given that many of us are spending more time at home lately, it’s the perfect opportunity to invest in gadgets that are specially designed to make our home lives simpler, easier, and more organized. And thanks to technology, gadgets are getting smarter and more innovative everyday, helping with everything from working out to mopping our floors and sanitizing our phones. 

If you want to make your daily life a little bit easier, add one (or all) of the following home gadgets to your online cart. 

 

Lexon Oblio Wireless Sanitizing Charging Station, $80

Given that we’re in the midst of a pandemic, it’s more important than ever

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Most minimalism enthusiasts are probably already familiar with Marie Kondo, the minimalist maven responsible for writing the hit book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and hosting the Netflix Show “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo.” 

For those not familiar with Kondo, she’s an avid promoter of reducing the number of miscellaneous things that take up space in our homes and our brains. Thanks to her thoughtful philosophies and techniques, people far and wide have become inspired to cut the clutter in their lives and only keep items that “spark joy.” 

Given that so many people have found success using Kondo’s

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From improving your mood, creativity, and productivity to purifying the air you breathe, plants are packed with science-backed benefits that can enhance your quality of life. Not to mention, they have an uncanny ability to improve any aesthetic, instantly adding warmth, movement, and vitality to a look while proving to visitors that you’re capable of caring for another living thing. 

Whether COVID-19 is preventing you from going out or you simply don’t have time to make it to a local plant nursery, there are many online retailers that make buying botanicals a breeze. Of course, not all online plant stores are created equal—you’ll

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With the longer, warmer days of summer upon us, many of us are craving more time outdoors. And while COVID-19 makes venturing out to public pools, populated beaches, and busy parks more difficult than in seasons’ past, there’s plenty you can do to your own outdoor space to optimize it for a ton of summer fun—even if said outdoor space only constitutes a tiny balcony or deck. 

The following tips are designed to maximize any outdoor living area, but they’re particularly well-suited to those of us who aren’t working with quite as much square footage as we’d like. 

 

Think Green


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Whether you’re navigating the typical stresses of everyday life or, you know, a global pandemic, most of us are happy to do whatever we can to ease life’s stresses and feel a little better each day. And while activities like exercising, spending time with loved ones, and binging great shows are all popular stress-relievers, many people don’t realize that organizing and decluttering your home can reap some very real, science-backed benefits for your emotional health. 

According to a 2009 study published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, a cluttered home was linked to homeowners feeling more depressed than those who live

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and given that most of us are finding ourselves at home more often than usual right now, it’s a great time to give your mom a gift that will enhance her interior and make quarantine a little more comfortable. And thanks to the internet, you can find the perfect last-minute gift without ever leaving home.

From pre-planted windowsill gardens to custom pet portraits, these gifts are sure to make your mom’s home happier this Mother’s Day. 

 

Floral Press Candle, $15+

With their beautiful, pressed-flower tops and soothing scents, like Garden Tangerine and Palo Santo

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